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Tennessee self-imposes two years' probation

Posted on: July 22, 2011 5:11 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2011 5:27 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Given the craziness breaking out in Columbus, Tennessee picked an awfully nice time to make a little announcement of their own: the Volunteers are self-imposing two years' worth of probation following violations committed under Lane Kiffin and former men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl.

The NCAA Committee on Infractions could still set stiffer penalties at their meeting with the Vols, a meeting that at this time remains unscheduled but which should occur in the next eight weeks. But the university feels "the penalties imposed during the course of its investigation, coupled with its corrective measures, adequately address the violations that occurred."

Besides the probation, the school also imposed some minor recruiting restrictions on Derek Dooley's (as well as new hoops coach Cuonzo Martin's) staff. Their 168 "recruiting days" for the spring 2011 evaluation period were cut to 162, and only five members of Dooley's 10-member staff are allowed to make telephone calls to recruits on Nov. 1 of this year, the first day of the "recruiting "contact period."

The penalties come in addition to a number of other penalties issued by Tennessee compliance earlier this year. As the story from the Knoxville News-Sentinel reports:
As noted in the response [to the NCAA], all individuals associated with the violations, with the exception of football Director of Player Personnel Steve Rubio, are no longer employed by the university. That includes former athletic director Mike Hamilton, who resigned days before the June hearing, and former men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl and his three assistants, who all collectively misled NCAA investigators during June 2010 interviews.
The NCAA may slap on another year of probation or offer a few more (more substantial) recruiting restrictions. But unless another violation is uncovered during the two-year probation period, the worst for Tennessee athletics is now probably over.

Comments

Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: July 23, 2011 12:24 am
 

Tennessee self-imposes two years' probation

your an idiot.   the last time i remember is tennessee lost with shuler, kelly and whoever at quaterback.  three straight losses to penn state in bowls.    losers.    i am from knoxville and tennessee sux,  plain and somple.

go to bed idiot.



Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: July 22, 2011 10:32 pm
 

Tennessee self-imposes two years' probation

ANOTHER SEC team cheating. This time in 2 sports. Not even a surprise anymore.

lol....pretty funny dig comin from a fan of Penn State.....a team that 60 minutes did a piece on a year or so ago......revealing more arrests in the previous 2 years than any other Ncaa footbal team in his-to-ree............


Might wanna be careful when throwin rocks....ya might break some glass there Jethro.


Tooooo Fuuuunnnyy.......



gb2





Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: July 22, 2011 10:18 pm
 

Tennessee self-imposes two years' probation

"ANOTHER SEC team cheating. This time in 2 sports. Not even a surprise anymore."

Another jealous Big When fan whining. Not even a surprise anymore. Cool




Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: July 22, 2011 8:29 pm
 

Tennessee self-imposes two years' probation

ANOTHER SEC team cheating. This time in 2 sports. Not even a surprise anymore. 



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: July 22, 2011 8:23 pm
 

Tennessee self-imposes two years' probation

It was the crap that Bruce Pearl did that cause this Tennessee mess.  That's why Pearl made a cheap attempt at punishing himself during the basketball season by sikpping only the early games verse weak SEC teams an not the tough televised games verse UConn and other strong out of conference opponents.  
It's funny to witness the scorned Vol fans & media try to put equal blame on Lane Kiffin; Kiffin is long gone; get over it already.  
This "self imposed probation" means nothing, just like it meant nothing to Delta House who was under "Double Secret Probation" at Faber College in 1962.
This article was posted by Jerry Hinnen, who is a SEC hack.  He should have disclosed that or been truthful, if he's capable of that.  In an attempt to avoid being a liberal hyprocrite, I'am a USC fan.  



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: July 22, 2011 8:18 pm
 

Tennessee self-imposes two years' probation

Why would you gloat about your team going 500 against Georgia, on a article about your team admitting to cheating? Good job.



Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: July 22, 2011 6:50 pm
 

Tennessee self-imposes two years' probation

Yeah he had a bum for a dad too!!


The last 8 years have been some of the toughest for Tennessee football fans, but somehow we have managed to remain even with Georgia head to head going 4-4 in those 8 years. That should be an embarassment to all you "jawga" fans. Even at our worst we still beat you guys regularly. Should I even mention the 10-2 mark in basketball since 05-06? Yeah why not. Didn't Lame Kiffin beat you guys by about 4 TDs a couple years ago with Crompton and Fulmers recruits?


Laugh now, but you are about 4 losses from your own coaching search partner...never seen a program roll out more top 10 recruiting classes with less to show for it than the UGA Dawgs and Mrs. Richt!!      
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Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: July 22, 2011 6:12 pm
 

Tennessee self-imposes two years' probation

UT slapped a 3 yr self-imposed penalty on themselves when they hired Dooley.


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